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the week's top stories here on our c terrell pro while police investigate the brutal slaying of a u.k. soldier questions are mounting over britain's foreign policies fueling paid and potentially becoming an inspiration for tox. violence in sweden and hundreds of last two youths abandon lies stores and schools setting cars on fire across the capital in the week of unprecedented writing they were reportedly spawned by the police killing of a portuguese immigrant ranching and i. found in our fifty countries across the globe too little has figurines and agricultural giant sounding the alarm over these genetically modified products saying they are endangering people's health and the environment. and also this week and demand self defense president
obama justifies the use of corn as part of a just war against iraq under campaign that made america safer despite many feeling it's only made things worse. this is the weekly on r.c.m. you were the latest news and the week's top stories welcome. police are pressing for answers as they investigate the murder of a u.k. soldier who was run over and bush only slated broad daylight in the middle of a london street to suspects detained after that time were made in custody in hospital and three more were arrested in connection with the killing on saturday and while security is now being reviewed in the wake of the murder many believe it's the u.k.'s foreign policy is the bible and need to come under scrutiny as soft
earth reports. a flag at half mast a grizzly attack with a machete style knife and a murdered soldier his death leaves behind a two year old son the seemingly behind this crease a max seeking to bring scenes of violence usually seen in war ravaged parts of the world to the london suburb of willett in a poignant interview r.t. spoke to an army officer he told us of the reaction among some in the armed forces to remain anonymous angry at the moment and. not scared scared. you never get someone to. be scared i witness accounts of the precise attack detailed the men chanting islam is slogans as the body of soldier drama leverage be a second battalion the royal regiment. they only pleading they asked people to video then if you listen to the words of the attackers themselves it's clear that
they will wish to bring the war which they saw prosecuted on the streets of baghdad and kabul to the streets of london to speaking at a press conference london mayor boris johnson okayed many senior political figures trying to distance this latest act of violence from the case of recent data seize exploits this is not a question of blaming the religion of islam it is certainly not a question or blaming any aspect of british foreign policy or what british troops are do in operations abroad when they risk our lives on behalf of all of us the london mayor in charge at the time of the london two thousand and five bombings disagrees they are lying they are completely complicit with the united states policy to cite tony blair was with george bush they are prepared to stand and say what we think the strategy has been a disaster has been a disaster not just for the young man killed on the streets of london but for the
hundreds of thousands of. people in afghanistan and in iraq who've been killed a simple reality if you invade other people's countries they come back it's one side of an argument but one that's going to be weighing heavily on many now that this has hit so close to home you feel less secure i think that's what. he think if we went out there then perhaps that be more space scope for al qaeda to produce the cells they'd be operating more within the u.k. because when we're out there we're constricting the space and not allowing them that freedom of maneuver out there and that means their base of operations over here is we can both say the arguments we made because we're out there we're inspiring the more motivates in them our presence out there is sort of motivate in the cells that back in the u.k. to operate more and carry out more attacks. as the police investigation continues
a deep sense of shock and outrage from the local community here in southeast london at that brutal attack and the sentiment echoed across the country as people struggle to come to terms with how a crime like that could happen here so r.t. london. the killing of the u.k. soldier allegedly carried out by islamic extremists has sparked anti muslim sentiment across the country over a thousand right away protests as marcion the northern city of newcastle while in the south in portsmouth police arrested for murder for a racially motivated assault as a crowd gathered near a local mosque a number of people have appeared before courts around the country over alleged race's incidents and former m i five agent annie mashad says the machete attack which has stirred the nation needs to be regarded in context of nato policies in the middle east asia and north africa the sort of individualistic lone wolf style attacks which don't require great planning don't require some thought specialist
equipment or anything will become perhaps one of the main ways that people make protests and it's a horrific attack there is no doubt about it my heart goes out to the family of the victim but what we're looking at is also an angry voice yelling out from north africa the middle east from central asia from all the people who would be brutalized by the interventionist policies of the us of the u.k. of nato or france i mean not just iraq and afghanistan but libya in mali and in yemen and of course what we're looking at is whole countries that's been decimated now by the cia killing which are a presidential you proved in the u.s. every week and also drone strikes which are not targeted they take a whole villages communities and wedding parties even so of course there's going to be anger. and a similar type also being treated as a terrorist acts a french soldier has been stabbed in the neck while he was patrolling
a business area in neighborhood of parents the twenty three year old was injured as they and known monotone to him from behind with a knife or a box cutter police according to c.c.t.v. footage the suspect a store bearded aged about thirty five and wearing a white arab style tunic and his possibly of north african origin of his son journalist a second term then things no matter who is behind that it says the interests of those who want to undermine islam. these type of attacks plays into the stress the g.o.p. the state to promote a false sense of islam so that is done so what people of the masses around the world conceive wrongly as islam is a disgusting version of the face and in so doing criminalizes all muslims around the world and then they use these groups in asia to conduct the stabilisation so the french can go in pretending to be the neutral arbitrators bringing peace and stability this is a big game or theater smoke and mirrors that really has to be distracted from
a position that is opposing western hegemony as part of the state strategy is to make sure that everyone is pointing fingers at everyone but the actual arbitrators of the economic crisis of police corruption of a unjust and immoral foreign policy i.e. those in power in france. so a nicer riots in a country listed as the best governed in the world so it is police say the violence in stockholm has now been curbed although dozens of cars are still torched in port suburbs it was almost a week of rioting with masked protesters vandalizing the city and that is fueled by unemployment and poverty among immigrants who feel they're being pushed to the edge of society as a patient only reports. nice neat and normal not the type of place you would expect to see this. the who speak on the outskirts of stockholm and the epicenter of sweden's issue with race and that's bubbling over in sweden
you get welfare you get access to the education system up to university level you get access to public transport to libraries to health care to everything and still they feel that they need to throw stones and molotov cocktails it's ridiculous it's a bad excuse the violence in the peaceful city has become a political football the swedish democrats are exploiting these events they make it all about immigration to suit their needs they see being anti immigrant is being produced. for the past week stone throwing in car burning become the norm in this part of town known for its high unemployment predominantly immigrant population all sparked after a sixty nine year old man was gunned down by police while brandishing a knife that let loose a bar run wish of emotions it's the state that creates this type of ghettoization so they move everyone from abroad into these parts of town when it comes to unemployment sweden is below the average however almost one quarter of under twenty
five's are out of work prompting some to say it's time for further action saying a lack of control by government has led them to the situation the police put the ride down in. five minutes if the politicians were to allow them although swedes defer over what caused this week's violence the are in agreement that it's government policy that must be changed to avoid scenes like this being repeated on the streets of stockholm peter all over r.t. sweden two million people across fifty or so countries have been protesting against the agricultural biotech giant monsanto according to rally organizers actually it's claimed the corporation's monopolizing the food market and is genetically modified products can lead to serious health and environmental problems the company itself insists its products are safe and help conserve resources this is
a trick and i was at one of the protests in new york. throughout the world and in dozens of cities across the united states weekend of action against monsanto takes place here in the heart of the protests in the big apple were hundreds of people have been marching through the streets of the city demanding that monsanto put an end to its action the corporate giant the biotech global giant has been very controversial it's existed for over a century accused of genetically engineered and genetically modified food culture and food accused of turning a blind eye on the health consequences of the food that it produces and also of the immense lobbying powers that it has in washington d.c. for one accused of sleeping in the same bed really with politicians blocking any kind of legislation that would make life for marta have months santa more difficult and promoting and pushing through legislation that protects the rights of this
biotech giant these companies are manipulating the food chain to their own advantage for monetary gain there's a few people making a lot of money and we deserve to have better than that there may be no way to fully tackle the machine and even vote with monsanto mud santo and the governor once we have a supreme court justice who is a lawyer for the month sent a corporation how much independence do we have really in our government all of these people that have come out onto the streets according to our estimates throughout the world it's hundreds of thousands of people protesting this weekend in global marches against monsanto what they're demanding is a labeling of g m o's and also demanding further scientific research into genetically engineered genetically modified products and food and what they're hoping is that these big corporations such as monsanto at least begin to have less power and the voice of the people is heard that legislators begin to understand
what it is that people want especially in the united states where any kind of significant legislation against monsanto has traditionally been blocked by legislators and so i see churkin as r.t. new york. and the u.s. senate this week oh well when the labor chanted a bill that would allow states to require the labeling of genetically modified products and that william and dol wrote a book researching the political side of the jamb debate. has used its immense government influence to push its products on to the market and suppress their criticism. this is a. strategic interest of the us the agribusiness lobby which lobby the bush sr as president i think ninety two monsanto went to the white house and had a closed door meeting with bush and got bush to agree to make sure there were no government tests whatsoever on the health and safety of g.m.o. products before they were released to the commercial public rats that would give
old monsanto rice corn and other had. huge incidence of cancer tumors compared with nonviable rats they had enormous organ damage death rates five times out of of normal rights and the study was suppressed well that was it was downed by the european union's food safety administration and it turns out most of the scientists on the bottle had ties to monsanto so it's just a corruption but more on subject tries to infiltrate its way to try to block labeling in california because that would damage their whole. product situation in america people are beginning to wake up and today i'll see where taking an in-depth look at genetically modified foods with our two part feature on the iconic chain of pepper as an example of the potential dangers of the frankenfood trend and you can catch up the first part of it at the. same team.
some of these traditional chili lines they've been bred and developed and passed down from generation to. this is a total struction of the culture of mexico by telling them i mean this this is not going to impact a swelling in mexico whatever happens here throughout the whole world now we're eating out about in the in the you know a you know ordinance that works for. genetically engineered crops why do you think this country is full of obese and sick people because we have a crappy food system. and so sick on that sound for you press on digital rights little big growing concerns of the media freedoms in the u.s. government this season they recalled an associated press and fox news report says. the moon terra gets to pay slips president obama reviews his national
anti-terrorist structure defending overseas drone warfare as a legal and necessary over the hot and more after the break. a clear image of iraq after inflation. twenty day taxi trip through the country. the road full of danger. clear evidence from north to south. the root of iraqi tragedy. after the war waiting for peace. talks see. sigrid laboratory. was to build the world's most sophisticated robot which doesn't give a darn about anything james mission to teach creationism why it should care about
humans and. this is why you should care watch only on the algae dot com. you're watching the week no one else here welcome voc own says day president obama ordered a review of the justice department's investigations of associated press and faux news reporters the government says it seized their records over concerns that they are leaking classified security information but there are increasing fears press freedoms aren't a sarratt with the u.s. government performing secrecy over the public. on his or in a part not report. he's the australian wiki leaks founder holed up in the
ecuadorian embassy on u.k. soil and across the atlantic members of the american press corps are learning what it feels like to receive the julian a songe treatment the justice department subpoenaed and obtained the telephone records of the associated press over a two month period without any notice i think about the harm done to the a.p. here you know object of interest to intimidate people who talk to reporters the department of justice wasn't just targeting the associated press apparently it also went after fox news reporter our very own james rosen what you got here is a situation where somehow now journalism has been criminalized dozens of journalists have been secretly investigated by the justice department for reporting on national security issues government officials secretly obtained reporters' phone logs and personal e-mails trying to find out who leaked classified information to the press even if you side with this president over those of us in the media who challenge him and his administration it is important to remember the precedent
these action set going forward perhaps when it's not your guy in the white house the guy currently residing in the white house has prosecuted more whistleblowers under the espionage act than all other administrations combined and now experts say u.s. news outlets are being persecuted just like wiki leaks has been the obama administration has really taken the executive branch powers have been kimmitt dating the free press from under the bush administration and exponentially multiplied them addressing the nation this week the us president said journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs but leakers will pay the price i believe we must keep information secret that protects our operations and our people in the field. to do so we must enforce consequences for those who break the law and breach their commitment to protect classified information however some think the lines are
becoming increasingly blurred this is the first time. you know national security has been used to get reporters i mean that really is frightening frightening because it's usually used to get leakers so if the bomb and ministration releases justice department thinks that they can use criminal laws to get journalists because they're coconspirators i mean honestly that's one of the worst things i've come across and all the years i've been doing this the new yorker magazine has pulled a page from wiki leaks to protect those who want to share something the u.s. government doesn't want revealed it launched an open source dropbox where people can send leaked documents and messages without their identities ever being known the underlying code for strongbox was co-created by our assess inventor and open source activist aaron swartz he committed suicide in january at the age of twenty six while facing a federal trial and thirty five years in prison u.s.
prosecutors were targeting swartz for downloading millions of online academic articles journalists are employed with the responsibility of informing the public and holding a lectern officials accountable the first amendment of the constitution protects press freedom but all one has to do is look at recent events to know that doesn't always happen reporting from new york marina portnoy r.t. president obama says the journalists should no be a sneak go risk for doing the jones but both who break the law by leaking government secrets should be punished under greg painlessly from the reporters crazy for freedom of the press says the government's attempts to protect itself should not intrude on constitutional rights. they obviously have a very strong interest in protecting their information and we've always counted on the justice department to balance that interest against the first amendment rights of the reporters and it's that ability to balance that that's been called into
question by the events of the last couple of weeks we feel that most journalists can make the careful determination of when some confidential information is newsworthy and something that the public has a right to see and they can balance that against the risk of any damage that might be caused by release of it i think most journalists if they knew the information would truly be damaging would be willing to hold back or you know report less of it or accommodate those security interests. and this week president obama unveiled a new face to be war on terror well speaking about america's national defense policy is hey defend a drone strikes as legal and necessary this out of the obama administration for the first time acknowledged that four american citizens have been killed in counterterrorism drone strikes since two thousand and nine and author and activist david swanson believes the use of drones only says as a recruiting tool for even more terrorists. he claims that he is going to further
limit his murder by drone program including applying these arbitrary criteria met in secret by himself to his own satisfaction to non americans at least in certain countries countries other than afghanistan and yet he's not provided publicly any documentation of the claims he's made thus far i mean if if he would rather have captured ardmore or locky why did he not indict him with with any criminal charges or provide any evidence to anyone that he was guilty of any criminal act this is this is not transparency and if these reforms and limitations are needed on this program then what of the conduct of this program here too for is it not as criminal and abusive as it appears while warning be warned terror will stretch on indefinitely obama has for the second time in five
years promised to try and shut down guantanamo bay the u.s. president said his lips in his own meritorious of transferring detainees to gammon they say as the notorious count has been caught in a massive hunger strike for nearly four months more than a hundred of the one hundred sixty six prisoners there are currently protesting against indefinite detention and inhumane treatment the majority of them remain held without charge and. as for prison at the u.s. facility in cuba says a bomb as it was a vain promises. i don't think anybody's going to be singing the praises of obama any time soon because he's already made a promise for four years ago that he would close the little words of malcolm x. you don't take a knife stiff gets to get a man's back nine inches deep and pull about five inches and say we're making progress if the clue for release and why they released him now why are you going to start the process it could well take a year or more we want the criminals they were the criminals the criminality was done against us torture is criminality kidnap is criminality rendition is
criminality torture is criminality all of these things were done to us we didn't do this didn't we were interrogated by the world's most powerful law enforcement and intelligence agencies and after years of all this we still have no charges against us and after years of all of this prison still the overwhelming majority of them of still no charges against them so it's simply not even worth discussing anymore and now to some other stories making news around the world sixty one people have been arrested over violent clashes between police and techno parades in the swiss capital of bern else sunday police used water cannons and tear gas on anti capitalist hardliners the bloody blog during the standoff which left twenty one officers injured clashes broke out when the protesters attempted to tear down temporary barricades blocking the parliament the cost of the damage is estimated at several hundred thousand euros. two rockets have hit a hezbollah district on the lebanese capital beirut leaving at least five people
injured according to reports little information has been disclosed about that time but one source says the rockets were fired from i touched on mt in lebanon some thirteen kilometers away it comes bel-air day after the lebanese hezbollah leader promised a victory and support to ally bashar al assad while admonishing the two us and israel for their position in the conflict. also the u.s. teenager arrested in the town of albany else thursday for plotting a bullet target his high school has been charged by police investigators found at least six different bombs including one explosive device containing napalm in a secret compartment in grant acord bedroom the teen is reported to have idolized the students behind in one thousand one thousand nine. hundred in which fifteen people died. thanks to technology have day brings us up to speed on does machines which capture a glimpse of what lies beneath the surface. paranoia
and zero tolerance policies strike yet again the latest in a string of children being punished for making gun noises or playing with toy guns involves the son of a u.s. marine who had the audacity as a child to use his imagination and pee pretended his pencil was our gun bang children imitate what they see in every t.v. channel and in many video games kids are going to see a lot of guns in fact the boy at that moment was admirably pretending to be just like his father a us marine you know guns kind of come with that job description rather than complain you all again about the obvious idiocy of zero tolerance policies against children playing let me give one suggestion to actually help fix the problem there
are so many teachers and school administrators across america that i bet many of you know one of them try talking them about the madness of zero tolerance a lot of people do things just because they were told to or they never thought about it before so please dear friends try to get teachers you know to actually think about it i can complain on t.v. all day long but one conversation from a friend or relative really could change many people's minds maybe but that's just my opinion. we speak your language of the law and out of the. news programs and documentaries and spanish what matters to you breaking news a little turn to angles stories. where you hear. the spanish find out more visit.
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